As we grow, in my humble opinion, sometimes we mature. Wisdom comes and we hopefully develop a level of acceptance within us. Sometimes, because of whatever ya wanna call it, we try to do things we realize later, were not possible, unless you let everything else in your life go. Maybe maturity and wisdom will help us set boundaries.
I think ego can play a role in how we set goals. Ah, I have been there.
At almost 69 years of age, I sense I am getting better at this stuff. In the past I have set some very unrealistic goals. Maybe that’s over, but goal setting is not.